You are now one step closer to earning your Masters of Science in Computer Science! This page will provide you the details you need to complete the admissions process.

To apply, just follow these four easy steps:

  • Step 1

    Learn about the MS Computer Science program at CSU Channel Islands and your eligibility.

  • Step 2

    Apply to CSU Channel Islands through Cal State Apply.

  • Step 3

    Submit documents. For specifics, please see below.

  • Step 4

    Submit Intent to Enroll and make your deposit ASAP.

You will be notified of your admissions status by email. If you are accepted, you will also receive an Intent to Enroll form. Please complete the form and submit it as soon as possible, along with a check or money order enrollment deposit of $500 within twenty days of program acceptance. Your deposit will be applied to your first semester's tuition.

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Application Periods

We accept students twice a year, during the fall and spring semesters. An undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or Science is required. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.75. Thereafter, we view your application as a whole. This encompasses your work experience, GRE score (not required but recommended), Statement of Purpose, and letters of recommendation.

  • Fall: October 1 - June 1
  • Spring: August 1 - November 1

Program Pre-Requisites

A BS or BA degree in Computer Science is preferred. Candidates with undergraduate degrees from other disciplines considered on a case-by-case basis and may be conditionally accepted. Conditions may include successful completion of one or more of the following foundational/remedial Computer Science and Mathematics courses as determined by the admission committee.

Required Documentation

Applications are accepted for the spring and fall semesters.
Then, submit the following documentation:

  • Statement of Purpose (500-600 word essay) summarizing professional experience, career objectives, and reason for pursuing a MS Computer Science
  • Current Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (letters from academic or professional setting)
  • One set of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • GRE not required for program

How to Turn In Transcripts


Electronic transcripts are preferred. You can request official electronic transcripts from your community college/university directly. If your school's transcript ordering system asks for a recipient name and email, please indicate CSU Channel Islands and We will not accept transcripts emailed to our Admissions office from the student.

By Mail

CSU Chanel Islands Attn: Admissions
Sage Hall
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012

Program Summary

  • Total Units: 32*
  • Graduate Seminar: 2 units
  • Master Thesis: 6+ units
  • Electives: 24 units

*Foundational courses in Computer Science or Mathematics may also be required.

Making Your Deposit

Students have two options to make their deposits; either with checks made payable to CSU Channel Islands or money order.

By Mail

CSU Chanel Islands Extended University
Intent to Enroll
Sage Hall 2109
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012

Drop Off

Student Business Services (inside Sage Hall)
Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Students may phone or email Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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